Definition for STEAD'FAST, or STED'FAST

STEAD'FAST, or STED'FAST, a. [stead and fast.]

  1. Fast fixed; firm; firmly fixed or established; as, the steadfast globe of earth. Spenser.
  2. Constant; firm; resolute; not fickle or wavering. Abide steadfast to thy neighbor in the time of his trouble. – Ecclus. Him resist, steadfast in the faith. – 1 Pet v.
  3. Steady; as, steadfast sight. – Dryden.

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